"Rubber Soul" Session #12

Monday, November 8, 1965 • For The Beatles

Part of

Recording "Rubber Soul"

Oct 12 - Nov 30, 1965 • Songs recorded during this session appear on Rubber Soul (UK Mono)

Album Songs recorded during this session officially appear on the Rubber Soul (UK Mono) LP.
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road

Master release

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0’46” – Paul McCartney: “Must be all right” (‘Think For Yourself’, 8 November 1965)

3’33” – George Harrison: “Chinga chinga ching, boom, boom, boom” (‘Think For Yourself’)

6’00” – Harrison: “It’s OK. We know. I think we know”; Lennon: “This might be it. We’ll just go…”; Harrison: “Chinga chinga ching, boom, boom, boom. The bit that John finally got just after that” (‘Think For Yourself’)

  • 6’15” – Lennon: “George’s tune, though” (‘Think For Yourself’)
  • 6’17” – McCartney: “Who-sus” (‘Think For Yourself’)
  • 6’18” – Lennon, McCartney and Harrison joking and ad-libbing; Lennon and McCartney pretending to be preachers (‘Think For Yourself’)
  • 6’55” – Lennon: “Okay, Paul, you ready, boy, this is it. All right, cut this tomfoolery out” (‘Think For Yourself’)
  • 7’02” – laughter (‘Think For Yourself’)

This line by Paul was included as a sample on “Plastic Beetle,” a track from Paul McCartney’s experimental album “Liverpool Sound Collage,” released in 2000.

Last updated on January 17, 2024

Songs recorded


Beatle Speech

Recording • Take 1


Think For Yourself

Written by George Harrison

Recording • Take 1


Production staff

George Martin:
Norman Smith:
Ken Scott:
Second Engineer

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